Pyramid Schemes: Don’t Get Caught Up

Friday, March 8th, 2013

There are many companies out there that promote the chance for you to strike it rich, or even just make a bit of extra money. In the classic scenario, participants in the pyramid scheme, try to make money solely by recruiting new members into their program. These schemes make promises of incredibly [...]

Secret Shopper Secret Detective Scam!

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The holidays will be upon us sooner than you know it and that means that the scammers are warming up their hands for your money. The holidays are when this particular scam gets extremely popular and that is the Secret/Detective Shopper Scam. Now, this scam could leave you paying for more than you bargained for.
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Tourist Email Hack Scam: I Didn’t Know You Were In England

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Many of us keep in touch with our friends via email. Many people also like to take a lot of trips. This would be a combination for a scam if you got an email from your friends’ email address claiming that they were stuck in a country with no money and need you to wire [...]

Scareware: Beware!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Scareware is something that has become very popular on the Internet in recent years. Although it may have reached its height a few years ago, it is still out there and threatening PC users around the globe. Scareware is classified as any pop-ups that warn you that your computer system may be infected and that [...]

Smishing: Avoid Those Strange Texts!

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Most of us have heard about “phishing”, which is a way that a scammer can obtain your information through the use of fake emails or blind links that require you to fill out personal information. Smishing is the same principal except over your phone through a text message or SMS message. These “smishing” scams are [...]

Cheap Popular Gift Scam!

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Well, it’s that time of year! (Almost) the holidays are right around the corner and that means you are going to have to open up that wallet of yours for the people you love and give them some sweet presents. However, don’t get fooled into buying the seasons hot item from a website that guarantees [...]

Online Accounts Scam

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

If you are a computer savvy person or one who engages in social networking or sales online, there is a chance that you have different user accounts across multiple websites. Now, these sites usually let you know ahead of time that they will never ask for your personal information, credit card information, or password information. [...]

Charity Scams: Look Out!

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Sometimes when you are online you may get an email or run across a site that asks you to donate some money for a worthy cause. Now, if you are a normal person, when you see a plea for help, you feel a bit of a tug on your heartstrings. Depending on your own situation [...]

Asian Domain Name Registration Scam: Phishing For A Catch

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

If you have any presence on the web then you probably have your own website or at least a domain name registered with a company like GoDaddy.com or Register.com or the many others out there on the web. This could lead to a possible Asian Domain Name Registration Scam (Try saying that three times fast [...]